Tuesday, July 26, 2016

A Rooftop Engagement

 Michelle Duggar poses with Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo
on the night of the engagement

Two weeks ago, Jinger Duggar and Jessa Seewald shared their favorite outfits and fashion tips in a TLC webisode video. (Click here to watch.)

Who would have known that the outfit that Jinger showed off--a green dress that she scored for six bucks at a resale shop, coupled with a brown cardigan--was the outfit she would be wearing when her boyfriend, Jeremy Vuolo, proposed!

News of Jinger Duggar's engagement was released exclusively via PEOPLE Magazine this morning. (Click here to watch the announcement video.) The PEOPLE article was followed by a statement from the couple, as well as one from Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Both can be found on the Duggars' website.

"We are overjoyed to be engaged!" wrote Jinger and Jeremy. "It was a beautiful moment, and we look forward to a lifetime together. We are so grateful for how the Lord has brought us together."

The setting of the proposal was perfect for Jinger, who has said before that she enjoys visiting cities. Can you tell what city the two lovebirds are in?

Jeremy Vuolo proposes to Jinger Duggar

As Jinger and Jeremy shared when news of their courtship broke last month, they were introduced by Jessa and Ben Seewald.

**Be sure to tune in to TLC at 8pm ET/7pm CT on Tuesday, August 23rd, for the season two premiere of Counting On.

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com, DCL

134 comments:

  1. Congrats on your engagement.Love your show.

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  2. Congratulations! So happy for you both! I love your family! EVERYONE of them!

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  3. That was really fast! A 1 month courtship

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    1. They started courting long before they announced it...

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    2. They've actually been courting since December 11th. They released it to the public a month ago! 😊

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    3. they announced it a month ago does not mean they kept it quiet at 1st, esp since the one brother had a courtship that did not go further, maybe they wanted to be sure before it became public info.

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    4. They've been courting for 7 months, they just kept it secret all this time, and announced it last month. :)

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    5. Technically they have neen getting to know each other for over a year. They went on a missions trip together last May.

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    6. They probably talked for a long time. That is how it is done in most courtship relationships. You do not start courting unless engagement is near. Jill talked to Derrick for months and months before courting.

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    7. They has been together since December of last year. They only announced it last month

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    8. I agree with you. That's what I was thinking as well that that was a pretty fast courtship.

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    9. They have been for a while. They announced it on tv a month ago. Real time doesn't happen in tv time.

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    10. I think someone said that it was actually six or seven months but they only announced it a month ago. Not sure whether that is true or not, but it kind of makes sense.

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    11. They've been courting since december. They only announced it last month.

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    12. It was stated in earlier articles that they actually started courting in I believe it was January. They just didn't share the news right away to give themselves time to get to know each other better first.

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    13. It's been since December 2015 we just didn't hear about it right away.

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  4. Congrates to you Jinger. Love your show

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  5. Congratulations πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜

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  6. Congratulations I wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness. I can't wait to follow your journey.

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  7. I'm so happy for them,can't wait for Counting On. I hope we can see the wedding when it happens and see everyone else. And Congratulations to the both!

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  8. Congratulations!!!
    Many blessings and prayers

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  9. Really? Michelle was there for the proposal? Can't these young people have any time alone and separate from these helicopter parents?

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    1. No lol
      They will once Jinger moves...
      I'm sure being in Atlanta she needed a chaperone and it was planned.

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    2. You're obviously not firmiliar with their values and beliefs. This engagement seems to have been handled like the others, always with a chaperone while courting to ensure pureness. It's not for everyone, but then again their relationship doesn't include you either. I'd you don't like it that's totally fine, but you have no right to judge.

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    3. It is not an uncommon tradition for boyfriends to propose with family and friends there. Congrats Jessa!

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    4. God has given them a desire to keep themselves pure and that is their desire!!

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    5. She was there chaperone I'm sure

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    6. Did you ever think that maybe they wanted their parents there? Just because you can't stand them doesn't mean they don't love them.

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    7. Why can't u just be happy for them? It's a positive moment.

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    8. That's why Ben and Jessa had their first kiss privately! Can't blame them.

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    9. I guess not until the wedding night. :(

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    10. If God gives you the desire to stay pure, then why do you need a chaperone? Isn't God's desire being in you enough? Surely you can control yourself by yourself, but then when you add God in the equation, a chaperone seems even more unnecessary. I guess I just don't understand "the rules."

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    11. Come on Duggar fans, do we really care at all what the haters think anyways,I think not, so don't even give them a thought, brush it off.We know what's up.Hooray hooray the show is back again and again and again.

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    12. I find it so humiliating that two adults (28 and 22) need to be controlled by their parents because anything as little (and as beautiful) as hand holding would be judged wrong.

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    13. Because yes God is there and the desire to stay pure is there, but there is always temptation. Therefore a chaperone is just an extra precaution.

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    14. Exactly! If you are mature enough and you want to stay pure, then you WILL. no need for a chaperone. It's avoiding the idea if free will.

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    15. Anony@9:46.. so true. But these people do not seem to understand that it is very possible to control ones urges. It is very possible for a young couple to go out on a date and NOT do anything,other than talk.

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  10. Congrats to you Jinger and Jeremy for your engagement

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  11. Congratulations Jinger & Jeremy,can't wait to see the announcement on "Counting On" and watching as you organise your wedding ☺

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  12. So excited for them!!!

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    1. That’s the Empire State Building in the background. They’re in New York City.

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  14. Congratulations to a cute couple... can't wait to watch the wedding.

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  15. Terrific News, We will need to update the header again. Wow, this family just keeps growing. So happy for the Duggar's and the Vuolo's.

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    1. At this rate, this blog is going to be nothing but one big header, no room for anything else. :)

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  16. I am still very shocked about the news (of course it's only been like 5 minutes) but I am very happy for y'all just wish the engagement and premiere would be faster. :( anyways congrats y'all!!!!!! ♥♥

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    1. They've been dating for a year...

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    2. No, they've been dating since december.

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  17. Pbandeb90@gmail.comJuly 26, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    Congratulations. You Two are so Adorable.

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  18. Looks like either Chicago or New York City. Congratulations!

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  19. Just wish TLC would show the episodes in a more timely manner

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  20. Congratulations Jinger and Jeremy!!! So happy for you! I think it's really neat and special that y'all met through Jessa and Ben!!

    Can't wait until season 2!

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  21. Congrats! May God bless you both♡♡♡

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  22. Congratulations! So happy for you both!

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  23. Congratulations Jinger and Jeremy, so very happy for you both. God bless you both as you get ready to start your life together.

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  24. Congrats Jinger and Jeremy!!!!!! Beautiful couple!!!!! Bet I know who your Matron of Honor is going to be. Jinger I have watched you grow up on TV. Can't wait for your wedding. You will make a beautiful bride! You two were made for each other!

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  25. Congrats Jinger and Jeremy!!!!!! Beautiful couple!!!!! Bet I know who your Matron of Honor is going to be. Jinger I have watched you grow up on TV. Can't wait for your wedding. You will make a beautiful bride! You two were made for each other!

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  26. New York City! Congratulations to you both on your engagement!

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  27. Congratulations Jinger and Jeremy! Jinger, you deserve happiness and the Lord has shown you that. What a handsome man and gorgeous young lady!

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  28. I guess they needed to do something to keep the show going!

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  29. you guys marry the first person you date

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  30. I'm so happy you have found a man that is convicted by the living word of God....may the almighty bless your union as you embark on this new journey...lots of love coming your way on behalf of my family here in new York ..love you all can't wait for the new season of counting on...you bet I'll be counting down the days πŸ˜„πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œ

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  31. They are in NYC, somewhere Midtown, looking west towards the Empire State building & the sunset, in the picture where he's down on his knee. Clouds usually streak into NYC from the west, and you can see the last of the daylight there behind the buildings.

    The picture with Michelle shows the ESB & the gold-topped NY Life building, which is at Madison & 26/27th. ESB is at 33rd/34th & 5th/6th. Only the sides facing 33rd and 34th have that vertical indentation you see.

    So my guess is they were on some rooftop terrace at sunset in Midtown Manhattan. But I'm also guessing the engagement scene was completely staged, with cameras rolling. You can see the professional lighting reflected in the pots and in the long shadows J&J cast, which would not otherwise be visible that time of day. I wouldn't be surprised if they had actually gotten engaged privately somewhere before this, and this was TLC's set-up for the upcoming show. Who else has stage lighting (and a parent) present for an engagement?

    The month of May was very cool in NYC and you needed a sweater or long sleeves in the evening. This probably wasn't taken in July because it's been hot as blazes in the city lately. You could also tell the date by the colors on the ESB. It's not always white (or is that yellow?) like that, and the schedule is online. Which also leads me to believe this might have been May. They had it white-yellow like a candle for awhile. It was yellow in early June. It's been red/white/blue in July plus it's been dark several nights in honor of world events.

    So I think they got engaged awhile ago. Jinger's been hiding her left hand in photos. I think they filmed this in the spring and then made the announcement now, because the show is coming up.

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    1. I think you are correct!

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    2. I think you're right on every count. Good detective work!

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    3. Very informative! Cool, and thanks!

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    4. I looked the Empire State Building's lighting schedule up online and you are right. This was not recent!

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    5. Not even TLC could get that building to change its colors to try to fool people into thinking it was this week.

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    6. All true...yet we are supposed to believe it was all a "surprise...I just can't believe it". What I find surprising is all the people who still believe their..hmmm...stretching of the truth??

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    7. The video posted (in the blog post below this one) shows not only the ESB but the NY Life building AND the Met Life clock tower, which is on 23rd and Madison. So it looks like they were in the Kip's Bay or Murray Hill area of the city, shooting from a rooftop somewhere.

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    8. Saw the TLC pictures of this supposed surprise engagement scene. The sun is sinking over Jeremy's right shoulder in the series of shots. There is a phenomenon in New York City called Manhattanhenge. It's when the sun's angle more or less aligns with the street grid, so if you stand in the streets in Midtown and look west at sunset, you see most or all of the sun between the buildings on the street. This peaks twice each year, around the end of May and about 10-12 days into July. However, you can get a near-Manhattanhenge for awhile before and after those dates. I've seen it around the 4th of July and also near the middle of May. I've photographed it. So judging by what I saw in the TLC pictures, there's a fairly good Manhattanhenge or near-Manhattanhenge going on. (The blaze of the setting sun can fool a camera lens into making it look like a full Manhattanhenge.) This further indicates that the engagement probably did not happen yesterday or whenever it was first announced. They are standing with the Met Life Tower visible, which is at 23rd St., and you see the sun setting between there & a street or two south of there. I know there are pictures of the Duggars in NYC yesterday, but I really have to wonder if they were there for the engagement or to dress shop (Kleinfeld/Say Yes to the Dress store?). The setting sun might have given them away.

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    9. I wouldn't take that online building lights color calendar to be the gospel truth. I've seen it deviate due to breaking news. I've also seen it be red, white, and blue longer than the 4th of July, as they'd have you believe by this year's chart. (Maybe because that 4th was on a long weekend?) But the default color is supposed to be white, unless something that day changes it.

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    10. hmmm…why don't people think this is deceptive? Why aren't people appalled that they take intimate moments in life and sell them to People magazine? I wonder how much money they make off of the "exclusive" photos….

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  32. CONGRATS TO U BOTH

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  33. Congratulations

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  34. NYC?
    It was a sweet and short courtship. But, if you know it's right, you just know. Couldn't be happier for them!

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  35. I'm so happy for you Jinger!! You and your family deserves all the happiness it can get. God bless you and Jeremy!!!!

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  36. how wonderful! i've never seen jinger so excited before and couldn't be happier for her. couldn't help but smile throughout that video

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  37. I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU BOTH!!!!!!! CUTEST COUPLE EVER!

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  38. I love the wonderful and inspiring way the Duggar family handles the courtships and engagements of their adult children. I wish I had been raised that way. They are giving them the best possible start to their marriages.

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  39. Congratulations! I love your family! I hope there is a Jinger wedding special. You've been apart of our lives for many years, we can't miss the wedding preparations and big day! :-)

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  40. Wow Congrats! That is wonderful. He is a lucky young man.extremely happy for u both

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  41. Congratulations to you both, May God Bless you both and many years of happiness.

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  42. I'm going to guess he proposed somewhere in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jeremy is from Philly and I imagine his family still lives there. I saw some pics that looked like they were visiting some of his family recently. So I'm voting for a Philly proposal! :)

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    1. Votes are in - it's definitely NYC.

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    2. Did you not see the empire state building???

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  43. congrats and God bless you both!! can't wait to watch on the show!! big soccer/football fan so even more excited than usual with this Duggar engagement!!

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  44. So many many wonderful milestones of late, and soooo grateful for a new season.Hopefully they keep coming and the supply of new material will keep the show going for eons...wouldn't that be great for us fans...pretty exciting to say the leastπŸ€—

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  45. That really looks like Philly's skyline. Is that correct? The giant clock tower looks like Philly's city hall tower. In any case, Congratulations to the newly engaged!
    -A fan in Jersey (just across the river!)

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    1. Jersey? And you didn't recognize the Empire State Building? They may have to ask you to leave the state! (kidding!)

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    2. ..actually looks like it is somewhere on the Hi Line

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    3. No, I don't think the High Line has those kinds of small/loose planters (couldn't you see someone tossing them over the edge?). Plus the landscaping on the High Line had to be greenery naturally suited to that very hot/cold environment. The engagement picture looks to be on a private building's rooftop somewhere - an apt. building, I'm guessing. Somewhere where TLC or People could do some exclusive filming. High Line would have been too public. Plus you'd have to go thru the hassle of getting a filming permit from the city.

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  46. Congrats to you both! I'm so happy for y'all and I can't wait to see your love story on Counting On- Many Blessings and a lifetime of happiness!

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  47. Congratulations, may God bless you both in this very special season of your Life.

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  48. So happy and excited for you Jinger!
    Wish you a lifetime of happiness! πŸ˜„πŸ’πŸ’’
    The Lord is good!!!!

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  49. Congrats to Jeremy and Jinger. I can't wait to see all the details on her wedding. I wonder who will be her maid/matron of honor?

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  50. New York rooftop, sweet

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  51. Congratulations to you both!!πŸ’œπŸ’™

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  52. Happy for the couple.. But I find it strange and sad that every time a couple gets engaged or announcement, they use it to promote their show. Can't they do an announcement without mentioning the show? God bless them.

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    1. It's all about the show. These young adults are developing a skewed sense of reality putting everything (even wishing happy birthday to a sibling) on social media for public consumption. Even famous people and celebrities don't do that because they value their privacy and security.

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    2. It was cute at first - Oh look, a family with 14 kids! - but things are vastly different now.

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    1. If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere.

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  54. Yay have special I'm happy for you Ginger may your life lead you down the right path congratulations

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  55. Every thing they do,they "do it" a front of a camera.............

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  56. Congrats! Hope be stays the man of your dreams for a lifetime!!

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  57. New York City!!!

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  58. What a blessing! The smile on Fingers face is so heart felt. I hope that she enjoys every moment of their engagement leading up to their marriage. It's actually kind of cool that it was all caught on camera ( hopefully the wedding too) so that a year from now they can relive all the excitement. A word of advice...be sure to have a really good breakfast and drink plenty of water, weddings are a bit of a marathon day��

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    1. It didn't just happen to be caught on camera, it was totally staged! They were probably already engaged and just acting it out again for the camera, a few months ago.

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    2. I don't know whether it was staged or not but I think you can hear the emotions in their voice. They usually both talk in a much calmer and lower tone, you can really feel that they're very emotional. Which is a good sign.

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  59. Congratulations happy for y'all

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  60. I think Joseph would be a good match with Carlin Bates! Just sayin'.

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    1. She's 18!!!!!! My goodness let her live her life for a few years before she starts popping out kids. Also she's too good for the Duggars.

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    2. It's just a matter of time before the Duggar Corp. merges with the Bates Corp. and then probably buys TLC.

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    3. 8:10, best comment I read today! :)

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    4. Trace and Joy would suit each other.

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    5. How do you know?

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  61. Congratulations to you

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  62. Congrats to you both you guys are going to have a great life together and as far as there courtship it's no ones business all the drama they have had I would of kept it a secret also as long as you guys are happy that's all that matters and you both look very happy at least they showed us the engagement they could of kept that a secret also

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  63. Congratulations, Jinger and Jeremy!!! Looking forward to the premiere of Counting On!! ♥

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  64. Another over-the-top staged-for-television proposal. They are trying to out do each other now with each proposal more romantic and fabulous than the previous one. So tired of it.

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    1. I'm tired of the whole overblown engagement/wedding culture. Whatever happened to a quiet engagement over dinner and then a simple wedding? Remember so many of our parents had cake and punch weddings?

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  65. If this was taped this week, as they want us to believe, they must have been terribly uncomfortable. The temperature and the humidity have been absolutely miserable. I can't imagine being in the city in long sleeves like that. Now a picture has surfaced of Michelle, completely covered up, on the sidewalk after shopping. She must have sweltered, unless TLC is giving them air-conditioned limo rides everywhere.

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  66. I love that Jinger got engaged in NYC! You see, Michelle, Jinger does love a big city...including NYC. She knows her own heart. She didn't mean "not 20 miles from a Walmart". She is a city girl. Hopefully she and Jeremy will spend lots of time in The Big Apple!!

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    1. That city would eat them up for breakfast. It's not for the inexperienced, no matter how much you think you can take it on. Besides, it would be a paparazzi's field day.

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    2. I was there once and the day after I left, someone got shot dead in broad daylight, right outside the building where I had been staying. I'm not a newbie tourist in that town, and I've seen a lot happen there first-hand, but even I was rattled by that news.

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    3. Yeah...and people are getting "shot dead in broad daylight " in rural cities too. I will take my chances in NYC any day.

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  67. This news is a breath of fresh love in the air! Darlings, your desire for purity is an example of what GOD requires and in return, you get the full joy of the covenant blessings of your marriage. You make many hearts happy that we can watch another Dugger love story in the making....dream on!!

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  68. congrats jinger and jeremy on yalls engagement

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